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Dr. Sally Cook

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Acting & Drama
  • Department: Journalism, Media & Performance

General information

Sally was a co-founder and joint artistic director of Trestle Theatre Company for 13 years. Her work has been performed at the Sydney Opera House, and she has co-produced with the BCMG under the musical direction of Sir Simon Rattle. She has also worked as a freelance practitioner, teaching archetypal acting technique at a number of institutes including the RSC and worked as assistant director at the Royal Court Theatre London and Out of Joint Theatre Company with Max Stafford Clark. She has a BA and MA in performing arts from Middlesex University and is currently studying for a PhD with Loughborough University. She is course leader for BA Acting at the University of Northampton where her main teaching areas are in play, clowning, devising, and archetypal acting. Her research interests are masks, and the relationship between human ethology, neurology and performance.


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  1. Cook, S. (2015) Down in One. Performance at: Theatre Performance Event The University of Northampton, April 2015. Performers: Dowsing, Joseph, Ensore, Lara, Freeman, Marvin, Heseltine, Matthew, Reid, Stuart and Richards, Jess
  2. Cook, S. (2015) What are masks for?: For pleasure. Invited Keynote presented to: Mask Symposium: What Are Masks For?, Nottingham Trent University, 15-16 October 2015. (Unpublished)


  1. Byrne, L. and Cook, S. (2014) On Road. Performance at: Theatre Performance Event Core Theatre, Corby, October 2014.
  2. Cook, S. (2014) The Canterbury Tales: a new adaptation by Impulse Collective. Performance at: Inside Out Festival Curve Theatre, Leicester, 10-19 April 2014. Performers: Dowsing, Joseph, Ensore, Lara, Heseltine, Matthew, Reid, Stuart and Richards, Jess


  1. Cook, S. (2012) Accessible theatre: the application of human ethology and innate neurobiological systems to full-masked devised theatre practice. Doctoral thesis. Loughborough University.


  1. Cook, S. (2009) Performing the popular. Paper presented to: A world of Popular Entertainments, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 10-11 June 2009. (Unpublished)


  1. Cook, S. (2007) The universality of theatrical masks. Invited Presentation presented to: Division of Performance Public Seminar Series, University of Northampton, 12 December 2007. (Unpublished)
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